Thursday, May 31, 2012


Hi Everyone,
Welcome to another DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.

I am amazed at how many entries I had in the last challenge which is is still going on Click Here for  that challenge.

Theme: Scrap card
open until June 16

 What is a scrap card: these are scraps that were left over from this weeks projects. I just placed them on card stock in a way that I thought was appealing. This is what I came up with. I think I am a semi- hoarder I had a lot of scraps when I started cleaning my art room, I was really have trouble throwing them out I kept looking at them, finally I had to take the bull by the horns and be ruthless and just throw them out. Thankfully it was trash night they are gone forever.  It is a good feeling.
Are you a hoarder?
I watched that show awhile back, but I never seem to know what time or day it is on, probably just as well.

I hope you have fun making your scrap card.

The prize: an imaginisce card kit-

You have until June 16, 2012 at 11:59 pm. that is when Mr. Linky disappears

Have a blessed day. Diana


Thank you for joining us for our new challenge! We saw some great Graduation cards and projects during our last challenge!  We appreciate you joining us and hope you will join us for this next challenge!
Creative Cutter room Challenge
Theme Photo Inspiration!

Here is my project:

Stamp: pink paislee
Ink Jenni Bowlin brown sugar
Image: Cindy Loo
Paper MME indie chic: saffron
  Liquid Pearls

Challenge Starts today May 31 and runs until June 13, 2012.

Follow the rules then submit your new  project over at the

Looking forward to seeing your creations! 
Only entries that fit the challenge guidelines will be entered to win the prize!
The Prize:
Some Rules to keep in mind while playing along:
Project submissions must be new, no back linking
CCR must be mentioned in the description with a link back to here
Entry must fit theme to be qualified for the prize
Prize must be claimed within 2 weeks
Please link your project posting not just your blog
One Entry per person
Please comment after linking 
You have until June 13, 2012 to enter your project.
Here is the Line Up You for some great inspiration:

Crop stop:pretty  pearls
Dutch dare: Pearls and swirls 

Thanks for stopping by, Have a blessed day, Diana

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Hi All,

More of the same. I took a break from all the cleaning and made some awesome chocolate chip cookies, and just had one.  They were good all right.

 I will have two posts tomorrow. Check back I hope you are all having a good night.

I have a meeting in the am., Then I will be home to make some visits-- on you blogs. See you all tomorrow.

Have a blessed night, Diana

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Good Evening Everyone,

I'm still plugging away with the spring cleaning
This is  totally a scrap card.
I started working on the art room today - that is a month long project.

 CTO:Anything goes
Die Cuttin Divas: anything goes
Docerela:scrap what you love

Here is the card have a good night. Diana

Monday, May 28, 2012


 Good Morning Friends,

I hope you are all enjoying the day off, if you get it off.

Here is another card  I made,  now I am going to put the flag out and continue on with what I started a couple of days ago.

See you all later.

Happy Memorial Day --Always remember
Have a blessed day, Diana

MAY 28, 2012***MONDAY*** Happy MEMORIAL Day

Good Morning Friends,

I absolutely had to share this with you --

 always remember those who gave their tomorrows for your today's -- Let freedom reign.  I made a card honoring the brave men and women who have fought for our freedom.

Have a blessed day, Diana

Sunday, May 27, 2012


Good evening Friends,

When I say more of the same -- that is what it is I got going on the living room today. I did go through a scrap bag and made a couple cards one I will post tomorrow. I have another hour and a half of energy so I think I will finish what I was working on earlier.  Thanks for stopping in, I hope you are all having a great weekend.

Be blessed, Diana

Saturday, May 26, 2012


Good evening friends,

I'm into spring cleaning this weekend--- not sure if I will get any crafting in. When I'm done I should have a pretty well organized art room (YEAH RIGHT)- I haven't even stepped foot in there yet. Today was the kitchen and the cabinets. Now I am going to start on the Laundry room.  See you all later- oh I did get a hop in early this morning. HAVE A GREAT MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.

I tried to post this  4 hours ago.
Pleasant dreams.

Friday, May 25, 2012

MAY 25, 2012***FRIDAY*** GUEST DESIGN SPOT*** Little Scrap Pieces

Good Morning Friends,

My Friend Karen at little scrap pieces asked me to be a guest designer a while back and I am so thrilled to be a part of this.
 I won this Provo craft die cut on her blog a few months ago and we both decided we would post a project made from this die and use red.

 here is the one I came up with: (up above)
I hope you like it. I used three of the dies from the set and various patterns of paper some from Echo park and some from PTI
This is an A2 card and the stamps are from Inkadinkadoo and the ink is onyx black from Versamark

Thanks for stopping by, if your at my blog please stop by Karen's and give her a little love  if you are at her blog come by mine and give me some love-- I'm needy like that- If I can't be honest with my friends who can I be honest with  -- Hugs have a great day Diana



Good Morning Friends,

For the most recent DL.ART Thankful Thursday click on the link above. The subsequent ones are below
Here is a project I worked on last night .

This is a 5x7 card

I used spellbinders and flower shoppe and Me & my big ideas K& Co papers , PTI card stock
I put silver liquid pearl in the center of the flower.   I inked the edges of the flower and  and turned the tips up for dimension.  Here is a sneak peak

Stampin Sisters in Christ:layers

Thanks for stopping by, Have a blessed day, Diana

Thursday, May 24, 2012


Good Morning Everyone,

I am thankful I am here today and I am thankful the computer is working today.  I have been having a few glitches with the computer and blogger and I was not well yesterday.

So for today the challenge is anything goes --use the link below.
and also, leave a comment.

My plan for today was to have a box of craft room stuff for the prize,
so here it is
100 sheets 12 x12 acid and lignon free scrapbook paper / different patterns and solids
1 roll terrifically tacky tape
5 glue sticks non-toxic
1 sheet glitter letter stickers

I did not get to it, so I will post the prize later and my project.
it is later now and here is my project

You will have until 11:59- June 9, 2012 to enter this challenge

 You still have 9 days to enter this challenge: thank you with green

Thank you for stopping by
Have a blessed day, Diana

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Good Morning  Friends,

Today is my design day over at Pumpkin Spice Blog.
 I don't know if you have seen the new "Spicy Chic kit"  the featured kit of the month? Did you know you also have the opportunity to win this amazing kit just by entering the challenge over on the blog?  I will say it again I love, love, love this kit, if nothing else the papers by My mind's eye  are absolutely gorgeous.

Here is the card I designed from the nutmeg pad and I used " Be yourself..." sentiment from the My Pink Stamper Girlie sayings stamp set.

My image is from the French Manor cartridge and I put stickles on the crown of the peacock.
The Prussian blue seam ribbon is also from the kit. The base of the card is Bazzill Mocha Divine card stock

The Mps stamp set:

Spicy Chic card kit:

 Indie Chic papers -
  Saffron 6 x 6 paper pads

8 ½ x 11 -Bazzill Cardstock in coordinating color

 My Mind's Eye - Indie Chic - Saffron Collection.
My Mind’s Eye - Indie Chic - Sticker Cards

Set My Mind's Eye - Indie Chic - Citron Brads

Danish Blue Rayon Ribbon - non-crinkled

if you are interested in the kit click on any of the products you will be taken to SPS
The May Shop Pumpkin Spice Card Kit!
 This kit is available at ShopPumpkinSpice for $15.95

Thanks for visiting and I hope you like my card  and please stop over at SPS and let me know you came to visit.
Have a blessed day, Diana

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

MAY 22, 2012***TUESDAY*** CONGRATS!!!!

Good Morning Friends,

Someone asked me yesterday if I ever got the bike ride in --- YES I did, unfortunately I did not get the whole work out in, but enough to justify sitting on my bottom the rest of the day.  I am suited up to go get my work out in at our health club.   They are in the process of remodeling our locker rooms and showers -- They have portable showers set up out side for our inconvenience ha ha!!

I have been coming home to shower, because the showers are a bit, well, how shall I put it disgusting. I am off now I will be back later to visit.

Last night I left some comments on my friends posts. and then when I came back they were not there. Is this Blogger doing this?

Do you think this could be my touch pad?     It does not happen when I leave comments from my computer only the TP (funny  that sounds like something else)

So here is a project for today-- It may not be my only one.

I used  3 different patterned Authentique Papers
PTI card stock
MPS Birthday Celebrations stamp set  for the banner
MPS darkest black Hybrid ink
Copic markers to color in the banner
The congrats is from Inkadinadoo


Have a blessed day, Diana

Monday, May 21, 2012


Hi again friends,

I did not get to do any art or crafting while I was gone, now I am making up for lost time.  I really missed it.
So here is another card that I will be needing, but it is also good for a few entries.

Whenever I make a guy card I have to remember no pearls no lace-- no frilly stuff. Most guys just really like the bare essentials. That is why this card is made very simply and with as few elements as possible.

I haven't used DCWV paper in a while, but this paper sure made making a guy card easy for me. This is called the guy stack -HELLO how easy could that be I added 2 imaginisce studs and a CONGRATS from the  Inkadinkadoo collection with versamark ink that is pretty much it this is a standard A2 card on Kraft card stock.

My Craft spot: Congratulations
Cards for men: Congratulations

Be Blessed, Diana

May 21, 2012***MONDAY***Again

Hey this is a quick one

I just wanted to get this post in .  So I could enter another challenge.

First of all I saw this photo at Easter, I thought it was really cute, but I never got a chance to post it and before you knew it, Mothers day was around the corner. I also thought of my bloggy friend Jessica (chick-n-scrap) who raises chickens and eats the fresh eggs. She also has a pretty awesome blog, give it a gander (or is that a goose?)  I guess I am feeling silly today
 Doesn't that sound yummy?
I do know these are ducks, but they still remind me of my friend who raises chicks.

Aren't they adorable?

Then speaking of yummy, wouldn't you just love some chocolate chip cookies.

I will be making cookies either today or tomorrow.  This guy sure looks like he's having a good time making cookies

All the images are from Kate's kitchen Imagine cartridge
I used a stud from Imaginecse for the little tag above.

I used PTI vintage cream.

BBTB2: kitchen

I am off to the bike now.


Good Morning again.

I had a little extra time before I hop on my bike to get another card done.

I have a goal this week to register all my cartridges and put in my awards points. I started to do that a couple of years ago , but PC would send a message this cartridge will take 72 hours to become registered. I would come back later try it again, same message, after three tries I gave up. My plan was to do ten cartridges a day. I figured I would be done in a few days. Well now I will try again, although I know it will take me a bit longer, the library of cartridges has grown. I'm probably looking at a few weeks to a month with weekends off

 A lot of bakeries have areas where you can sit and have a doughnut and coffee, That is my kind of bakery (which reminds me I better get on the bike) ha ha!

 So here  is my card
I used the "I love you a latte" cartridge and the imagine Vintage papers, using the gypsy.  I love the way it came out.

Go Fish: color challenge
BBTB2: Bakery

See you all later, Diana

May 21, 2012***MONDAY*** GRADUATION

Good Morning Friends,

When this time of year comes around, it seems like everyone is gearing up for graduations and weddings, not to mention fun times on the beach.

When I think of graduation I think of  endless possibilities and new beginnings, that is why I came up with this card it is a bit different than most graduation cards. I do believe the sky is the limit and a person can become what they want to be, given the chance. Here is to all the graduates out there.

Weather report: 55 right now high today 68
Sunny and calm
How I feel: Blessed

PS- Has anyone figured out  my  question on yesterdays post?

 I just love patterned paper and the more patterns I can use, the more I like it.
card stock, die and stamp  PTI

MOJO: sketch
FCC: graduation

Have a blessed day and a wonderful week, Diana

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Good Evening Friends,

What a day -- I want to say I absolutely got nothing done today, but then I decided I had better think about that. I did get the ironing done and a couple of meals in. Spent most of the time on the phone with family.
I just love family and the memories they give. I Did not get any art/crafting done.  I am gearing up to go through my art/craft  stuff this week. Make sure to check out this Thursday's challenge as it may be a box full of things that are new but I don't use.  I am so blessed I need to share.  I am excited about it.

It was a beautiful day today 70 degrees very little wind. We went out for breakfast and had a great view. What more can I say.

Can you you guess what my favorite movie is ?     Here is a hint

Anyway that is it for now, Have a good evening.
Be blessed, Diana

Saturday, May 19, 2012


Good Evening Friends,

I was able to get a card made tonight. It is CAS

I'm getting dinner ready and doing laundry while I do this post, I guess I can still multi-task, after being dull from my trip.  What a fun trip, even though I am exhausted still because it was non stop. It was great to see my Best friend and spend a lot of time with my Mom and the rest of my family.

I can not believe it, I only took maybe 7 pictures and none of me with any of the family --- too busy having fun.

I used the imaginesce tool to add the studs to the felt negative background flower I used a sizzix die to cut the scallop and the flowers, the hello is from My Pink Stamper " The ribbon and the card stock are PTI.  I have to say the bow was made with Cathie's bow maker from the creative cutter room (I love it). I hope you like the card . I will visit later

CAS: punches
Simon Says: CAS
Addicted to stamps: B/W and another color

Have a blessed evening, Diana


Good Morning   Afternoon (my morning flew by) Friends,

I have a winner for the pen set of your choice above along with the pen holder .

But before I tell you about that, I will share with you a card I made yesterday, just in case you missed it I love it.   I used my new Art Deco cartridge. Click here for the details

It was really slow on the blog yesterday.  I think everyone has a lot going on including myself.  The weather is changing, Mother's day has just passed, graduations, Memorial day and father's day are around the corner.  I do believe the blogs are taking a back seat to real life - go figure-

The winner is

Congratulations  Cely!!!!! contact me with your info and your choice of pens.

Have a blessed day, Diana

Friday, May 18, 2012




Good morning Friends and welcome to the May 18th Shop Pumpkin Spice Special blog hop. We had a special treat this month. We are showcasing Robyn's ---My Pink Stamper new stamp kit, which includes all of the above listed items.We are also hopping in conjunction with The My Pink Stamper Design Team Blog hop For this special release.

Did I ever have fun with this kit. These are all hand stamped, colored and then fussy cut. My card is 6X6

Everything I used is from the kit. I love that the markers match the paper and they went on the Bazzill white paper like butter.  The ink is a very rich deep black I love it it works well on both the colored papers and the white.  I mixed the "Birthday Doodles" with the "Girlie Doodles", I have an Aunt that belongs to the red hat society and thought this would be a perfect gift for her

Blog Hop Order:
"you should have gotten here from the My Pink Stamper blog hop. If you did not get here from the My Pink Stamper blog, then please start HERE ( at My Pink Stamper's blog to join in all the fun!"

My Pink Stamper:
Shop Pumpkin Spice:
My Pink Stamper:

The other stamp set that I got to work with is--------- "GIRLIE SAYINGS"

I am using the Art Deco Cricut cartridge along with the Shop Pumpkin Spice May kit "Spicy Chic"  the paper is from the Saffron 6X6 pad.

Have you ever been one of those people that walk in the room and all heads turn because of the entrance you make?  That is what this fashionista woman reminds me of -- Prom anyone?
Challenge entry:
FCC: prom

- "Make sure to visit the Shop Pumpkin Spice blog to participate in the challenges to win some awesome prizes!"-  "The kit will go live at 10:00am PST/ 1:00pm EST - limited quantity available."
Thank you for stopping by  
Have a blessed day, Diana

Thursday, May 17, 2012


CLICK For the 
CHALLENGE: Thank you card to Family, friend or neighbor with a little green 
ends June 2, 11:59 


Welcome to the Creative Cutter Room challengeIt is so fun to work with such a great group of designers. I hope you will be inspired by all their work and leave a comment on each of their blogs.  Our challenge was to make anything pertaining to graduation from the supplies wee received. This is what I came up with

The only one I know that is graduating is a friend of mine's son and that was a couple of weeks ago. I already sent this to him, Congratulations JOE. I thought it was kind of fun and it was a challenge. I hope you all play along. Maybe you know someone graduating.  I hope you are inspired to create something fun

Cathie supplied all of us Design Team members with some great paper, ribbons, a wall plaque, and embellishments to work with for this challenge.

 Here are the supplies we received

Theme Graduation!
We hope you will join us and Submit your new project for a chance to win a prize! 


Stamps and ribbon!

Challenge Starts today May 17 and runs until May 30, 2012.
Follow the rules then submit your new  project over at the

Looking forward to seeing your creations! 
Only entries that fit the challenge guidelines will be entered to win the prize!
Some Rules to keep in mind while playing along:
Project submissions must be new, no back linking
CCR must be mentioned in the description with a link back to here
Entry must fit theme to be qualified for the prize
Prize must be claimed within 2 weeks
Please link your project posting not just your blog
Please comment after linking
You have until May 30, 2012 to enter your project.
Here is the Line Up You for some great inspiration:

4 crafty chicks: graduation

Have fun and have a blessed day, DIANA L.


Good morning Everyone,

I am really thankful for my family.  Also, I am very happy to be home from the long trip on Tuesday, which didn't get me home until early Wednesday morning.

Yesterday I was outside and this little neighbor girl was out playing while  her father watched and talked to her. when they first moved in, (about 2 years ago) the mother had said the little girl really liked my wrought iron table and chairs that were in my front garden area and would like to sit and have a tea party (she pretends).  I had bought this with the Christmas money my mother sent me years ago, even though I don't use it, it is a reminder of my mother.  I want this little girl to have happy memories, so I gave it to her. Right at that moment the mother drove up in their truck. Perfect timing, the table and chairs were put into the back to go to their new home.

We live on a cu de sac  with 16 homes. We know all our neighbors.  I am sure I will see it again.

This is the closest image I could find to the table and chairs-- I thought the couple sitting was appropriate.
I used 7 patterned papers for this and two solids, from the Elise cartridge. The frame is from Cindy Loo and the image and the thank you are from  Sweethearts.  The ovals are from the basic shapes on the imagine and the punch is MS on a Kraft card stock base.

A thank you card for a family member,  neighbor, or friend using any amount of green.
The table and chairs were painted green, that is why the green for the challenge. You will have until 11:59 June 2, 2012 to enter. Have fun!



Challenges I entered this in:
BBTB2: frames
Kraft Journal: Kraft CS/thank you

Have a blessed day, Diana

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